This is a call for abstracts for a Sunbelt 2019 (Montreal June 18-23) session on Network Change and Relationship Change in Ego Networks. Abstracts should be submitted online at https://www.fourwav.es/view/717/submission/ by February 1, 2019.
Title: Network Change and Relationship Change in Ego Networks
Organizer: Alexandra Marin, University of Toronto
Session Description: This session welcomes papers
relating to change in ego networks, including change in the composition
or structure of the network as well as change in the individual
relationships that comprise the network. Examples of network change
might include network turnover, size or compositional change, change in
structural properties of the network, or changes in the supportiveness
of the network. Examples of relationship change might include tie
formation or dissolution; changes in embeddedness or node-level
structural properties; changes in intensity, strength, or capacity; as
well as changes in the types of interaction (support provided, resources
exchanged, etc.), the kinds of relationships shared or other forms of
relationship content. Quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, and theoretical works are all welcome.